Posted by Todd On November - 3 - 2014 2 Comments


It’s November! I hope your month is off to a great start. Please take a moment and read this month’s “Poem of the Month” at www.toddbates.org titled, “Cup of Inspiration” Remember you can receive inspirational quotes and messages throughout the week by following me on Facebook and Twitter @CoachToddBates.

“Cup of Inspiration”

You’ve searched for it your whole life and the fact is you have it.
You can change the land; your name is grand, if you’ll practice good habits.
Sow, row, and grow and once eyes see a lesson,
Don’t slant with greed, plant a seed and ask, “How can I be a blessing?”

Like David and Daniel face your giants,
Erase defiance, and embrace reliance.
Labor pain, but favor is gained,
The devil’s strategy is tragedy, like Able to Cain,
But we know the Savior reigns.

Steps must be ordered, and thoughts planed.
Play your cards hard, even when you’re dealt an offhand.
Don’t doubt in a drought, see your crops as more,
Opportunity doesn’t knock…it soars.

Let your real spill, there’s been enough imitation,
Know your place to motivate and be a cup of inspiration.

Written by: Todd Bates
3/29/2012
November, 2014 Poem of the Month
www.toddbates.org
© Todd Bates Enterprises LLC

Categories: Previous Months

2 Responses

  1. mary merrill says:

    Very good Todd. You never cease to amaze me. Look forward to seeing you
    and your family when ball season is over. We are keeping up with the
    Gamecocks and we are very excited about how well they are doing. Keep up
    the good work both on and off the field.

    Mary Merrill

  2. Sam Phillips says:

    Hi Coach good job.We look forward to reading your poems and we pray you continue to write.Hope the family is well,the boys send their love.Good luck the remainder of the season.

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